Manchester United are ‘trying to sign’ Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, joining every other major player in European football in their pursuit of the talented 20-year-old.
Havertz enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, and has found himself in a flurry of form since the resumption of the Bundesliga, scoring five goals in four appearances. .
His performances have attracted the attention of seemingly every top European club, with Chelsea, Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich all linked with the midfielder.
Havertz is on the radar of every top club in Europe / Mark Runnickels / Getty Images
According to Sport Bild journalist Christian Faulk, Manchester United want to sign Huertz. Faulk confirmed the rumors by replying ‘true’ on Twitter and adding a winking emoji to @utdreport’s claim that the Red Devils were interested in Havertz.
Now all you need is Jadon Sancho to take a sip to seal the deal.
Havertz is one of the most sought-after stars in world football, with Leverkusen placing a £100m price tag on the youngster.
— Christian Faulk (@cfbayern) June 4, 2020
Bayern Munich have long been favorites to land the 20-year-old, with the German champions having a long history of cherry-picking the Bundesliga’s best talent – and are reportedly Havertz’s preferred option.
However, Havertz has since stated that he has ambitions to play abroad, sparking speculation that a Premier League club could be his next destination.
Liverpool have often been linked with a move for the German midfielder, but the Reds’ chances of a lavish summer spending spree have been made even slimmer by the coronavirus outbreak.
Huertz has an impressive goalscoring record over the last 18 months / Jörg Schüler/Getty Images
However, the coronavirus pandemic may not have affected Manchester United’s summer spending plans, with reports claiming they are ‘leading the race’ for Huertz emerging on Monday.
The Red Devils have borrowed £140million from their revolving credit facility, suggesting they will still dip into the transfer market, despite Ed Woodward’s insistence that transfer speculation is being cooled as a result of the pandemic. Should.
United’s main targets in the window are Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham.